When Geoffrey Chaucer’s Host turns to the Parson in the Canterbury Tales and says, you’re last to tell your story, the Parson answers right away:
“You won’t get any fable told by me … And such wretchedness. … Trust me well, I am a Southern man: Romances I can’t tell, no ‘rum, ram, ruff,’ And rhyme, I hold, is hardly better stuff. So if you please–I won’t gloss words, God knows– I’ll tell for you a merry tale in prose To knit up this whole fest, make end of it. And Jesus, by his grace, send me the wit To show you, while on this trip we engage, The way of that most glorious pilgrimage Called heavenly Jerusalem. … Ahead now with my tale, for which I pray For your assent. No better can I say.”
For any guest, the Parsons dining table sets the stage for the telling of a tale. Choose a blackstone or white stone or solid cherry top. For a comfortable seat, add Nichols & Stone’s Carmel upholstered chairs and as a server, the Wellfleet sideboard.
It is an evening of conversation that stretches long into the night. Why not be comfortable and relaxed and may good fortune you befall.
Is your dining experienced ordinary or extraordinary?
The family gathers round the dinner table at meal time. I talk about a bad day at the office, mother does too, Billy says he forgot his homework and got in a fight, and Susy heard her best friend was talking about her at school.
Drama, that is what dining is, a Freudian session where we work out the day’s dilemmas and find common ground. Get it out, talk it over, and somehow things don’t seem as bad as they once did. And the weekend is always a day or two away. Let’s talk instead about Leonardo DiCaprio getting best actor when the bear was the better actor. Two and a half minutes of the bear doing all the mauling and Leonardo looking like a rag doll and saying “Argh” and “Arrr.” Who said the Oscars were fair?
There is nothing ordinary about a Stickley modern dining table. Begin with the fact that it is made of beautiful black cherry that comes from a North American forest. Consider that Stickley’s environmentally conscious philosophy creates more cherry trees for future generations than the past. Take the style of the double pedestal cherry table with silkscreen accents that spans an impressive 74 inches and extends to 106 inches.
“Extraordinary,” you say, and I say, “Doubly so,” since this double pedestal table has a hand-rubbed finish and comes in a choice of finishes from natural cherry to dark.
Think it over and you will come to the same conclusion. Stickley makes the very best dining room tables in America. Stickley’s Modern Collection includes not only the stunningly beautiful double pedestal table, but also an oval style, a rectangular table, and a boat-shaped dining table.
Stickley – something to talk about, Stickley – always extraordinary.